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22nd November 2022


The Power of Jesus’ Blood

God went to great lengths to save us. He sent His only begotten Son to die in our place.
It cost Jesus His life as His precious blood was offered as an eternal sacrifice for the sins of humanity.
That great act of loving sacrifice carried power to save us & set us free from sin, death & evil.
Jesus’ blood is so very precious & so very powerful.


Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:4-6


God’s great unfailing love & amazing grace (John 3:16) was demonstrated when Jesus shed His precious blood for our salvation.
The Bible teaches us that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin (Hebrews 9:22).
Where we were dead & lost in sin & transgression God in His great mercy reached out in love to save us (Ephesians 2:1-10).
Jesus became the sin offering for us. He took our place & His precious blood was shed to cleanse us from our sins (1 John 1:7; Colossians 1:14).
We were not ransomed & redeemed with silver & gold but with the precious blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:18-19).

The blood of Jesus benefits believers in a complete & perfect manner:

  • Forgiveness is freely available
  • It purifies us from sin bringing redemption & sanctification
  • Through Christ’s blood & sacrifice we can draw near to God
  • It brings peace & reconciliation with God as we enter & enjoy friendship & fellowship with the Lord
  • It gives & brings life & freedom
  • It brings healing & protection
  • It carries power to overcome Satan.

Jesus shed his precious & powerful blood for our salvation in seven (the perfect complete number) different ways.
He sweat blood in Gethsemane, He was severely beaten, His beard was torn out & then His back was scoured.
The crown of thorns pierced His head & then He was crucified by being nailed to the cross & finally his side was pierced with a spear.
You can do your own Bible study to check these facts out!
In similar manner Jesus’ blood benefits the believer in the seven different ways listed above.
We will explore each in more detail over the coming days.
How wonderful, how marvellous that Jesus willingly shed His precious blood for you & me!

For Reflection

  • How mindful & thankful am I of the power of Jesus’ precious blood?
  • How aware am I of the full benefits of Jesus’ great sacrifice for me?
  • Meditate upon the mighty power in the blood of Jesus.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that through Your great love & grace You saved me through Your Son my Saviour.
Jesus thank you for the great sacrifice You made for me,
That you willingly shed your precious blood to set me free.
Holy Spirit keep my heart full of gratitude for the great sacrifice of Christ,
That I may ever know & fully trust the power of Jesus’ blood for my salvation.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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